Paul Staines and the Guido Fawkes ‘logo’

News reaches me via this comment in this thread that copyright for the ‘logo’ that Paul Staines has been using for well over 4 years on the ‘Guido Fawkes’ site most likely rests with IPC Magazines, and not Paul Staines (or any of the names/entities that he or his many relatives trade under).

guido fawkes mask

I recall clearly the day I accused Staines of helping himself to other peoples’ copyright-protected material and hosting it on MessageSpace servers and he drunkenly threw Donal Blaney in my face, so I’ll choose my words carefully this time (not least because I also hear that some people in this country are sensitive to a mix of expletives and pejorative terms… e.g. like ‘two-bit thieving twunt’):

So, Paul, have you always had a formal arrangement with IPC magazines for ongoing commercial use of this image that we’re/they’re somehow unaware of?

If not, then exactly how many t-shirts (and other tat/objects) have you sold with this face on it? How often have you printed or otherwise broadcast/distributed this image for publicity, gain or profit? Because I think that might be a bit of an issue if that image doesn’t belong to you.

(PS – Overheads must be a doddle if you’re as likely to just take stuff as pay for it. Is this part of the reason why you find profit-generation so effortless?)








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Iain Dale is knowingly complicating my harassment case

There are many things that I would love to blog about right now. I would love to tell you all about [censored] and their threat to [censored] but there are significant legal and moral obstacles.

Iain Dale knows of these obstacles. He also knows that I am effectively (and quite unjustly) silenced on this matter while suffering the continued fallout from a multi-faceted smear campaign involving an increasing number of players. (I can’t even address the Private Eye writer casually smearing me as a “nutter on a bus” in the current precarious conditions.)

However, for reasons he is keeping to himself, Iain Dale is knowingly continuing to publish and broadcast claims about me that he knows not to be true.

He does this knowing that the person smearing me is building their smears/fantasies on these false claims, and that his claims have also sparked several ‘copycat’ attacks that are no less damaging/alarming.

On top of this, the man claiming to act as Dale’s lawyer refused the offer of the relevant contact details and case number that would allow him to quickly establish why I had at least one good reason to persist in my attempts to contact Iain Dale on the weekend he was smearing Tom Watson. Instead, the man claiming to act as Dale’s lawyer has ignored my every email, for weeks now.

Further, Iain Dale has taken it upon himself to independently call people directly/tangentially involved in my case and accuse me of harassment (just as the man harassing me has been doing).

I went to call Iain Dale about this man and his recent publication(s) this morning… Iain answered the phone apparently under the impression that he was speaking not about that man, but to that man. He even greeted me by that man’s first name.

1. If Iain Dale has been in touch with the man who is harassing me, then perhaps he could admit it. Or deny it.

2. Either way, he also needs to explain why he appears to have ‘accidentally’ done so much to help that person over the past three months

3. And perhaps he could ****ing bring an end to it; I’m sure he’s quite enjoying my silence but the treatment I’ve been subjected to is entirely undeserved.

When other bloggers (from the left and right) recognised this attack on me as beyond the pale and went out of their way to help, Iain Dale took multiple steps to complicate rather than alleviate the situation. For a while there I thought that perhaps he was merely initially careless about the smears aimed at me and feared losing momentum and/or moral authority during ‘smeargate’, but his recent actions raise many doubts.

(NOTE – Iain was aware of a similar event in Guildford, but decided not to speak out about the actions of fellow Tories, and instead went on to smear me as a stalker… just as he is doing now, as it happens.)

UPDATE – No names in comments, please. It should be obvious what to avoid. Cheers all.

UPDATE – Iain Dale denies using that man’s first name in greeting on this morning’s call. He aso denies speaking to him or emailing him, but that is all Iain is prepared to say (or do) about this. He didn’t say a word about the increasingly problematic claims about me on his website that he knows to be false/untrue, be he did take a few seconds to accuse me of lying.








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Another boring week at Bloggerheads

There will be very little in the way of blogging this week but you can follow me on Twitter if you like.

Comments are closed at this time.

Cheers all.

Richard O’Brien: Over At The Frankenstein Place (Acoustic Version)








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Goodbye, Poons

The funeral for Dave Halligan is this Friday (19 June).

If you would like to send a message of condolence and/or share your memories of Poons with his family and friends, please send them to my Gmail address no later than 12:00 midday on Thursday (18 June):

( bloggerheads DOT com AT gmail DOT com )

-.– In your email, please use the following as your subject header (including brackets): [poons]

-.– Please also make sure that you sign your message with the name or nickname that you regard to be most suitable for this purpose (keeping in mind that these messages will not be posted on the web, and only seen by myself, then Dave’s family and closest friends).

I will be collating these messages into a single document and passing this on in time for it to be printed and suitably presented at the funeral reception, where it will be made available to guests.

Thank you.








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Poons is gone

“As many of you will by now be aware, the one and only Dave Halligan ceased to be on Saturday, 30th May 2009. The funeral will take place in Birkenhead in a couple of weeks. A lot of folks will be unable to attend, so the intention is to have a ceremony of our own in order to share our memories of Dave at a time when everyone can make it. Please feel free to post any ideas you may have here. Thank you all.” (source)

Poons was a longtime supporter of and comment contributor to Bloggerheads. In fact, his last post on his main weblog was made in support of me.

Recently, Poons spent most of his time on this alternative weblog, and I’ll let the introduction speak for itself:

Hi my name is poons and I am an alcoholic.

I also suffer from depression and have suicidal tendencies.

I tried to end it all on Monday 20th April 2009 and so I will document the consequences of that action.

The main objective of this blog is to allow my friends and family to keep up with where I am at, and maybe on the way inspire other people who find themselves in a similar situation so that they also make steps to address the issues of alcohol dependency and depression which I have found go arm in arm.

I will endeavour to post daily updates about my progress and details of the help I am receiving with pointers to hopefully help others who wish to get their own life back on track.

Despite support from myself and many others much closer to him, on Saturday 30th May 2009 Poons lost his battle to manage his alcohol intake & handle depression, and took his own life sometime after this last post at 3pm on that same day.

Poons is gone.

I’m going to have to do something to celebrate his life… but right now I’m busy mourning his death.

Back shortly.








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Hello to all the little Hitlers out there

This is a photo from a friend’s private collection. I hereby dedicate this scan to all the little Hitlers of the world.

Bless them, their ickle jackboots, their adorably unsteady goose-stepping, and most of all their dream of not only annexing the sandpit, but (one day) the entire playground.

It's a little Hitler








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Anti-BNP Twitter pictures for all

Right-click, ‘save us’, upload to Twitter, then tweet:

Easy. Now go out and vote.

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Fisking the BNP’s published policies

MINI-UPDATE – see also: The Daily Quail – Why the BNP hate Britain

The BNP decided last night that they would (finally) broadcast their policies instead of riding the expenses scandal. Meanwhile, they’ve urged all of their activists to share their policies push the ‘protest vote’ message wherever they go.

Today I’ll mostly be on Twitter and spreading the word that #theBNParetwats – but I will also be adding to this post as the day goes by to show you what really lurks behind the BNP’s published policies.

Email or message me if you’d like to contribute to the fisking of these ’10 reasons to vote BNP’, or simply share the love on YouTube with the Billy Brit trilogy box set:

http://bit.ly/billybrit | http://bit.ly/billybrit2 | http://bit.ly/billybrit3

Also, if you’re on Twitter, please consider changing your profile image to something suitably anti-BNP and RTing this message.

And now, on with the fisking of ’10 Reasons Why You Should Vote BNP’ (be warned that relevant links go direct to the BNP website):

Reason to vote BNP number 1: Workfare not Welfare – BNP Housing and Welfare Policy.

NCCLols takes a closer look at this; one thing he highlights is the oft-repeated myth of a housing crisis driven by immediate handovers to ‘illegal asylum seekers’ and the like. As many people struggle to understand, the BNP are calling for radical change to reverse/correct something that isn’t really happening.

I’ll field this one a bit, too; they oppose what they describe as “social engineering” before proposing their own social engineering scheme (a theme they often return to), and the entire policy is unworkable without their casting off or cutting off large numbers of brown people regardless of their willingness to work. So you’ll get your welfare improvements after Johnny Foreigner is out on his ear and “utterly bogus asylum seeker and immigration swindles” are done away with. Maybe.

Reason to vote BNP number 2: British Soldiers Defending Britain – BNP Defence Policy.

Sim-O has this covered. Some spectacular isolationism from the BNP, who are at the same time trying to make gains on the backs of an near-to-infinite number of grandfathers who died in WWII.

(see also: Foreign Affairs Policy)

Reason to vote BNP number 3: First Class Health Service for a First World Nation – BNP Health Policy.

To be fisked.

Reason to vote BNP number 4: Nurturing the Genius of Our Nation’s Youth – BNP Education Policy.

Bookdrunk reveals at its core; “a bold policy of sweeping away citizenship lessons and replacing them with.. uh.. a compulsory citizenship organisation for young people”

Reason to vote BNP number 5: Restoring the Rule of Law – The BNP’s Crime and Justice Policy.

Justin McKeating has this one covered. In a disgraceful ad hominem attack that’s certain to enrage non-racist* debating expert Phil Hendren, Justin points out that the authors of these policies are a bunch of crooks. (I might also add that they lie about crime rates and even specific crimes.)

[*MINI-UPDATE – This is a private joke about the perception/portrayal of due criticism as ad hominem attacks in some quarters. ‘Non-racist’ is not meant to be taken as sarcasm, but to clarify that Hendren is only relevant as far as any discussion of ad hominem attacks goes. I do not regard Phil Hendren to be a racist. Happy to make that clear.]

Reason to vote BNP number 6: Preserving British Identity – The British National Party’s Immigration Policy.

Five Chinese Crackers – BNP Immigration policy – something* tells me it’s not just about immigrants

[*Actually, that would be Nick Griffin, wouldn’t it? ;o) ]

Reason to vote BNP number 7: How the BNP Will Rebuild Britain’s Economy.

To be fisked.

Reason to vote BNP number 8: Britain First – The Simple Logic of BNP Foreign Affairs Policy.

Irritability Incarnate: The BNP – on a different planet? points out where “the BNP’s position on foreign policy is somehow incredibly simplistic yet remarkably contradictory and confusing at the same time.”

Jamie Sport offers: “‘Simple’ is the operative word in the BNP’s ‘Foreign Affairs Policy’, which actually just consists of not having any affairs with foreigners. This is classic BNP non-politics; policy which proposes nothing, relying instead on simply doing the opposite of whatever it is the mainstream parties would do. BNP policy is devised not by formulating plans or generating ideas, but by taking current strategy and saying ‘Nah’. This is anti-politics, anti-integration, regressive and harmful to our country, and betrays an inability to seriously run a political party, let alone a country. Mr Griffin and his cohorts have not the faintest idea of how Europe or indeed any international relations work, evidenced by their pie-in-the sky, unworkable soundbite policy points (all *cough* four of them)”

Reason to vote BNP number 9: The BNP Is Britain’s Most Democratic Party.

Five Chinese Crakers – It’s not a baying mob – it’s democratic tells you everything you need to know about the BNP’s commitment to democracy, which goes about as deep (and lasts about as long) as the first layer of cloth in a cheap suit.

The Pickards – The Most Democratic Party? is a completely thorough fisking, and well worth your time.

Reason to vote BNP number 10: The BNP is Britain’s Only True Green Party.

To be fisked.

[Psst! To hear more about their unpublished policies, check out this video of Nick Grfiffin speaking to his American Nationalist and Klu Klux Klan buddies.]

[MINI-UPDATE: ‘Dizzy’ really wanted to help, but thought it more important that you ‘learn’ the BNP are really left-wing. For true.]








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Billy Brit III (the BNP are Nazi wankers)

A bit rushed this one, but it’s from the heart. Don’t forget to vote, folks!

Billy Brit III (the BNP are Nazi wankers)

Warning: this video may contain language that “the majority of people in this country find a bit strong*”

(*According to the chap that Iain Dale has hired as his lawyer, who is slightly xenophobic and/or having himself on a bit.)








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My, my, my… look at all that lovely real estate

Below is what a search for ‘billy brit’ returned last night (and this morning’s results are even better).

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That’s near-total ownership; strong control of the brand in Google within a week, using just a few short minutes of video, and it can only get better after the BNP muppets have surrendered.

Go us. Roll on, finale.

(For those who don’t know, this is pretty much what I do for a living, only I don’t play anywhere near this rough on the High Street.)








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